- Published on Sunday, 08 May 2016 17:23
After a very long time we are finally able to publish a new feature release of JoomGallery! After the move to GitHub there were several code contributions for new features and bug fixes from the community. Thank you very much for that!
With this new version it is now possible to automatically resize watermarks based on the image size. There is an improved and responsive motion gallery in the detail view and editing images in the frontend is much faster and easier with a quick edit function. Furthermore meta data can now be changed via the batch edit and images can be marked as "Featured" just like Joomla! articles.
Numerous other improvements and bug fixes made it into this version as well. You can look at them in detail in the changelog.xml file and in the backend of JoomGallery under 'Help and Information'.
You can update your gallery with the Autoupdate function in the JoomGllery backend. Alternatively you can also load the Zip from the download section and install it via the extension manager of Joomla!.
Responsive Bootstrap Layout for JoomGallery
- Published on Monday, 15 June 2015 18:02
Today we are announcing BootOne, a responsive layout for JoomGallery 3.x based on Bootstrap.
It leverages the power Joomla's alternative layout system and can thus be installed like any other extension through the extension manager of Joomla. Due to the same reason it is also still possible to update JoomGallery without overriding the new layout again.
This layout is currently managed on Github: https://github.com/JoomGallery/BootOne/
Please note that the Master branch contains the layout version for Bootstrap 2.x and the branch called 'BootThree' contains the layout version for Bootstrap 3.x.
This difference is very important as the default Joomla installation still ships with the old version 2.x of Bootstrap while many third-party templates include the new Bootstrap version 3.x.
It's very important to note that this is a pre-release, some things are still missing or are not looking like they should. We need your help with this! So please fork the BootOne repository and create pull requests.
This layout will likely become the default layout of JoomGallery 4.x (given that Bootstrap is still shipped with Joomla 4.x).
Version for Bootstrap 2.x
Version for Bootstrap 3.x
(Please make sure to select the correct one based on which Bootstrap version your template is using)
After downloading you can install the package through the installer of Joomla. Then, you will be able to select the new layout in the menu manager while creating a menu item for JoomGallery (e.g. "Gallery View: Bootstrapped"). Additionally, you have to set the option 'Alternative Layout' in tab 'Frontend Settings' -> 'General Settings' of the configuration manager to 'bootone' in order to change the layout for the whole gallery.
Move to GitHub
- Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:33
Most certainly you realized that the development of JoomGallery slowed down a lot during the last months. We are still an Open Source project and everybody in our team works on JoomGallery in their free time which is cut short due to more important things like family, for example.
Thus, we decided to move the source code of JoomGallery into a public repository on GitHub. This way it is easier for people in the community to contribute code for bug fixes or new features.
We hope that many of you, who maybe already look around in the code to make changes that improve your personal website, will create pull requests against the JoomGallery repository or any other repository of the project. Even the smallest bug fixes help!
In the next weeks, we will move every extension that belongs to the JoomGallery projects (modules, plugins, migration scripts, ...) into their separate repositories in the JoomGallery organization on GitHub as well.
Also, we want to use GitHub as a discussion platform for the future of the gallery. For example, currently their are three issues open about the suggestion of removing certain features of JoomGallery in the coming versions:
- Plan for Removing the Java Upload
- Removal of Cooliris Integration
- Removal of Config Option 'Allow special characters in filenames for uploads'
Everybody is invited to participate in the discussions, especially if you have good reasons for not removing a certain functionality.